I installed Ubuntu Efty Edge this weekend on an older box I had lying around. It has a nic based on the National Semiconductor Corporation (McPhyter II) chipset. But the network card is not working.
dmesg | grep eth
Reveals nothing ??
Shows that module natsemi is loaded as a kernal module, but not driving anything.
Identifies the nic correctly
But there's no sign of the device in the Network gui.
I added a modprobe.conf file in /etc becuase I didn't have one, and the Ubuntu forums were down for maintenance and I couldn't find out where I was supposed to put:
alias eth0 natsemi
but still no joy. I've read thousands of linux forum posts but none of them seem to quite match my issue. I did look in /var/system.log and there's something there regarding the nic I'll post the message when I get home tonight.
Anyway please Linux Gurus bring me into the fold.